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See also Pique, and piqué

English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pique

Plural
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  1. A feeling of hurt, vexation, or resentment, awakened by a social slight or injury; irritation of the feelings, as through wounded pride; stinging vexation.
  2. A remark, usually witty, made in a social situation and intended to slight someone else.
  3. A cotton fabric, figured in the loom, – used as a dress goods for women and children, and for vestings, etc.
  4. The jigger.
  5. Keenly felt desire; a longing.
  6. In piquet, the right of the elder hand to count thirty in hand, or to play before the adversary counts one.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pique

Third person singular
piqu

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to pique (third-person singular simple present piqu, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
  2. (transitive) To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
  3. (transitive) To pride or value; – used reflexively.
  4. (transitive) To cause annoyance or irritation.

Translations


French

Pronunciation

Noun

pique f. (plural piques)

  1. lance
  2. (card games) spade (as a card suit)

Verb

pique

  1. First- and third-person singular indicative present of piquer.
  2. First- and third-person singular subjunctive present of piquer.
  3. Ordinary second-person singular imperative present of piquer.

Spanish

Verb

pique (infinitive: picar)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of picar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of picar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of picar.

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